Photo by Simon Richardson.
Painting by Noelle
aims to demonstrate the presence of different faiths. The piece
was developed in in response to Liverpool Culture Company's theme
for 2004 "Faith in one city". The initial performances
took place in Liverpool's two landmark cathedrals in August 2004.
The international tour of Sacred Move in 2005 was called Across
the sea and took place in May 2005 across the Irish Sea at Cork,
European Capital of Culture 2005.
was accompanied by an extensive outreach programme, see the comments.
The next performance
of Sacred Move is on 8th December 2005 for the Nartan Fesival in
Leicester curated by CICD.
Chaturangan or CICD
for further information.
Festival July 2005
Dass dancing against a figure
made by children from
Mable School Liverpool
designed and supported by
In 2004 Chaturangan entered into a very successful partnership with
Brouhaha international festival. A short excerpt of Sacred move was
presented at this year's park event. We have successfully completed
our collaboration with the Brouhaha International Festival in Sefton
Park in July 2005. Our contribution included the following.
- Shimmer, a new choreography by Sri Sarker for
two separate groups, "Goddess" (a community group of
Egyption dancers) and "GODS" (Growing Old Disgracefully),
set to newly commissioned music by Arun Ghosh, with costumes by
Vanessa. The two groups groups performed together in the park,
delighting a large audience.
- Bahar. This was a dance project involving Mablane
Primary School and the sculptor Donna Berry, to produce a large
scale dancing figure for the Brouhaha Mela stage.
- Rangbahar. This project involved "Brothers
of Charity", a centre for adults with special needs. They
danced the story of "Hafiz the Stone-cutter" with Bisakha
and other Indian dancers, then worked with visual artist Nina
Edge to produce a banner for the Brouhaha Mela Festival, depicting
images from the dance story. The banner is now on permanent display
in the centre.
- Dance at Mela. Chaturangan curated performances
by Manushi (from Nottingham), Kajal Sharma and company (from Chester)
and Kali Dass. The performance charmed a large audience.
of the night sky This
project is a collaboration with the Planetarium in Liverpool Museum.
We have created a visual installation based on Hindu myths related
to the stars. The work is linked to an innovative education programme.
The installation is suitable for touring at other appropriate venues
and galleries. Artists involved in the project include Ali Harwood,
Dan Saul, Arun Ghosh, Kali
Dass, Shane Shambhu, Sangeeta Ghosh and Mohana Sripadam.
for further details.